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Online Training Is Making Workplace Learning Faster and More Effective

Employers encouraged to continue to invest in online training

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#LearningAndDevelopment–New technologies are making workplace training more efficient, accessible and relevant than ever. Though social distancing measures are easing, employers should continue to invest in online learning to equip teams with the modern skills they need, says online assessment provider, Questionmark.

Many employers shifted training online when it became impossible to deliver face-to-face programs. And 18 months later, senior leaders have noted several benefits which make the case not to go back.

These include:

  • Efficiency – online learning cuts out travel time and can speed up delivery.
  • Personal relevance – online learning programs do not depend on a critical mass of employees coming together in one physical location. It is easier to tailor content to the needs of an individual.
  • Frequency and agility – the business environment is constantly shifting. Modular, bite-sized training is often more effective at equipping workers with the modern skills they need. Online training is easier to deliver in small, more regular chunks.
  • Flexibility – because participants do not need to travel to one place, people can log on at a time that suits their working pattern.
  • Cost and convenience – there are no time or travel costs, so workers don’t need to down tools while they travel to and from a physical center. Of course, this also saves on the environmental impact of such travel.

John Kleeman, Founder of Questionmark said: “Online training has emerged as a more effective way of upskilling team members and ensuring training is relevant to their constantly-evolving needs. It is essential that during and after the training, leaders test that people have learned what they should.”

By testing participants during and after the training, employers can be confident that it’s worked. Where participants are failing to grasp the subject matter, managers can provide additional support. By testing skills and knowledge before the training, leaders can make an informed call on which team members actually need it. Assessments can reveal individual areas of strength and weakness and ensure training is more tailored.



Notes to editors

About Questionmark

Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments.

Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequalled expertise. Its full-service online assessment tool and professional services help customers to improve their performance and meet their compliance requirements. Questionmark enables organizations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.

Questionmark offers secure powerful integration with other LMS, LRS and proctoring services making it easy to bring everything together in one place. Questionmark’s cloud-based assessment management platform offers rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited U.S., Australian and European-based data centers.


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15Five Announces Transform, an Innovative Approach to Manager Development

New Offering Empowers Managers to Drive Business Results and Employee Engagement

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–15Five, the leading human-centered performance management platform, has launched Transform, a leadership training and coaching offering built to enable managers to simultaneously drive employee engagement and business results.

The latest addition to the full 15Five solution, Transform is a combination of customized coaching and online educational offerings designed to unlock the leadership potential of all managers. Learning the skills to connect actions to results, managers are empowered to harness the strengths and capabilities of their teams while they become better leaders.

“We know from our research that managers play a huge role in driving employee performance and engagement and attaining key business goals. This has been especially true over the last 18 months,” said Kathi Enderes, vice president of research for The Josh Bersin Company. “Developing the types of leadership capabilities needed for today’s work world takes more than traditional training. Coaching, practice, and ongoing feedback are required in order to make sustained change, and most companies have found this type of development to be prohibitively expensive. Solutions like Transform can help companies foster these next-generation leadership capabilities in a scalable and efficient way.”

Transform’s blended learning model upskills managers to become champions of better performance and engagement, and includes five essential elements:

Coaching and Development Tailored to the Individual

Transform is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead tailors the coaching and training to each company, their managers’ needs and specific performance challenges. Instead of a static library created for passive viewing, Transform provides dynamic and interactive coaching and resources to help companies realize their business goals.

A Dedicated In-house Team That Partners With Clients

15Five uses an in-house team to partner with the client’s organization in order to take action and move business metrics. Unlike other solutions on the market, coaching is not out-sourced to a third-party vendor with only a transactional interest in the client’s success. 15Five’s in-house team is trained, experienced and positioned to understand and help clients meet their goals.

The Primary Focus Is on Business Results

While 15Five recognizes the importance of learning outcomes, Transform’s primary intent is positively impacting a client’s higher-level business goals, including growth and customer satisfaction, while ensuring employee engagement and retention.

Real-time Practice and a Continuous Feedback Loop Foster Ongoing Improvement

Transform takes a unique approach that moves beyond passive learning through on-demand pre-recorded videos or instructor-led training. Working with a coach in real-time, managers practice the skills they have learned in the flow of their work, apply their learnings, and then receive continuous, actionable feedback on how to improve.

Solution Is Paired With Software to Further Drive Impact

15Five is the only solution to combine software with in-house, qualified expertise. Pairing Transform with 15Five’s software products enables the manager to take action and solidify behavior change and also perform insight-generating activities such as tracking and reporting. For example, Transform trains managers to develop effective Objectives and Key Results and coach their teams to complete them, which is aligned to 15Five’s Focus product—a goal setting and measurement tool.

“This was a transformative experience that helped our managers and executives understand how to leverage their own strengths to cultivate the strengths of their teams,” said Tarveen Forrester, head of people operations at Tastemade. “Our team was thoroughly engaged and came away with new insights and tools that they were able to immediately translate into action—such as giving feedback that fosters employee growth, creating efficiency through delegation, and being more assertive and confident. We found the program to be incredibly effective.”

To learn more about Transform and 15Five’s human-centered performance management platform, please visit 15Five.com.

About 15Five

Founded in 2011, 15Five equips HR leaders to play a strategic role in their company’s growth. HR leaders use 15Five to combine engagement, performance, and OKRs on one platform so they can make insightful decisions and take strategic action. Unlike other “command and control” performance systems, 15Five uses the latest in people science to turn managers and employees into self-driven owners of performance and engagement. To further the impact of talent on company growth, 15Five also provides education, coaching, and community for HR leaders, managers, and employees. HR leaders at over 2,800 companies, including Credit Karma, Spotify, and Pendo, rely on 15Five’s software and services to make their talent a growth driver.


Marissa Goldman

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